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Shanghai, SH, CN

Data Architect - Application


About iptiQ

iptiQ is a risk tech start-up within Swiss Re Group. Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

iptiQ provides digital, bespoke and transparent L&H and P&C protection products in a B2B2C manner. Founded in 2014, we're transforming the way consumers buy insurance with a unique digital insurance engine which incorporates the latest technology with world-class underwriting capabilities. We build strong partnerships to sell insurance via trusted brands.

iptiQ offers a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Company

Become a part of a growing and dynamic entrepreneurial team within the established Swiss Re Group. Our mission is to reduce the protection gap by simplifying insurance and making it more accessible to people. We are now looking to build business with personal insurance products sold under the brands of existing and new distribution partners in mainland China. Execution of this strategy is via a B2B2C model across a variety of primary platforms.


​About the Role

You will be a Data Architect for the technology platform within Shanghai Swiss Re Consultancy Management Company. This is a rare opportunity to join a new business unit within an established company; combining the dynamic spirit of a startup with the backing of Swiss Re's strong organisation. You will work closely in multi-functional teams to shape the technology platform that fulfill our business and product vision and ultimately bring value to our customers and partners by disrupting the traditional insurance proposition. This will require seeking complex problems within a distributed infrastructure by designing, implementing and testing simple, scalable, reliable and configurable solutions.

You will play an important role in helping to foster a culture of technology excellence, automation and digitization to further enable and accelerate iptiQ China growth ambitions.


Conduct & Fair Customer Outcomes - Putting customers interests at the heart of how we conduct business. Demonstrated through your individual behaviours with a clear focus on treating our customers fairly and delivering the right outcomes at all stages throughout the product lifecycle.

Swiss Re Culture – Ensure you positively demonstrate and evidence the Swiss Re Leadership/Personal imperatives, supporting the delivery effective behaviors. Responsibility to our clients, shareholders and employees to achieve and maintain world-class performance.

  • We are driving an agile and commercial culture to be successful in a dynamic environment

  • "Leadership from Every Seat" means every employee to act as leader and take ownership no matter where you sit in the organization.


Your Responsibilities

  • Design the data architecture and continuously review our insurance system based on the domain model and database design standards

  • Provide in-depth review in data table design to ensure the uniformity of the data standards of each system.

  • Reconstruct and design the existing system, and participate in data structure adjustment and data migration.

  • Sort out and manage all system data.

  • Be responsible for all data related solutions and technologies.

  • Define and delivery our data professional service projects, including but not limited to data governance, data modeling, data analysis and mining, etc.

  • Participate in the capacity building of big data professional services.

  • Solve complex business problems and provide constant technical guidance

  • Support data cleaning, processing and mining, and satisfy extensive data requirements from data and business team

  • Be sensitive to data, and able to transform massive amounts of data into information as well as using data visualization tool to build insightful reports

  • Participate in data research and development of products and applications, analyze the causes of data, and explore the commercial value of data.

  • Research frontier technologies to solve business problems in actual scenarios and optimize the performance of offline / real-time big data computing tasks.


About You


You Have:

  • More than 7 years of data engineer working experience, more than 3 years of big data related experience

  • Rich experience in data structure design of the core insurance system, especially in insurance products, underwriting and other related fields. Good at using domain model for overall data architecture design.

  • Rich experience in database design and proficient in data structure design standards and Normal Form.

  • Expert at Java/Scala/Python development languages, and skillful at SQL coding.

  • Solid knowledge in common data structure, algorithm and data modeling theory, as well as deep understanding and practical experience in data processing, data cleaning, data modeling, data analysis, etc.

  • Strong understanding of the insurance industry in China and experience in developing insurance related product.

  • Experience in developing data analysis platform and BI tools.

  • Familiar with MapReduce, Hive, Spark for data processing; familiar with Hive and Spark writing and performance tuning is preferred.

  • Experience in the construction of big data platform and strong understanding of the implementation methodology of data warehouse, which supports the actual business scenarios, is preferred.

  • Familiar with Hadoop ecosystem infrastructure, including Hive, Spark, Storm, Flink, HBase, Flume, Kafka is preferred.


You Are:

  • Great team player: you collaborate effectively with team members, express technical leadership supporting your views and ideas while keeping open to different opinions, being fearless and always supplying to the overall growth of the team

  • Open to pair programming techniques

  • Continuous learner who stays up-to-date with the latest trends and carefully vet with proper pragmatism and long-term vision the adoption of new technologies

  • Good communication skills; ability to comfortably interact with tech and non-tech colleagues

  • Ability and confidence to actively engage in discussions, voice opinions, and act as "facilitator" and "consultant"

  • You have already worked and enjoy working in an international environment

  • You have experience in working with high-speed and highly innovative culture

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Chinese Mandarin is a prerequisite, and fluency in English is a must


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Keywords: Application, Data, Core insurance system 
Reference Code: 105266 


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